• Description for Bostik 0720

    A colorless, translucent hot melt adhesive for use with low and medium temperature glue guns. An extremely versatile adhesive.

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    Chemical Resistance Water, Chemical Resistance: Solvents resistance, Acids & Alkalies, Fats & Oils
    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part
    Material Form Stick
    Substrate Most porous, Many non-porous substrates, Corrugated, Nylon, Plastics, PVC
    Manufacturer Bostik
    Chemistry Hot melt: EVA based
    Cure Method Hot melt
    Viscosity (cPs) 2,375, 3,475, 5,375, 8,750
    Color Colorless, Translucent
    Other Resistance Water resistance
    Density (g/cm³) 0.96 (g/cc) @ 77
    Key Specifications FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and/or CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency): FDA regulation 21CFR 175.105
  • Technical Data for Bostik 0720

    • Chemical Resistance
      • Chemical Resistance - Water, Acids & Alkalies, Fats & Oils
      • Chemical Resistance : Relative Solvent Resistance - Solvents resistance
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1-Part
    • Material Form
      • Stick
    • Substrate
      • Porous Substrates - Most porous
      • Non-Porous Substrates - Many non-porous substrates
      • Plastic - Plastics
      • Nylon
      • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) - PVC
      • Wood - Corrugated
      • Other - Wide variety of substrates, Styrene, EPS, Difficult-to-bond surface, Rough surface
    • Industry
      • Packaging - Food packaging
      • Drug/Pharmaceutical - Food
      • Other - Many open and closed-cell foams @ < 300°F
    • Chemistry
      • Hot melt : EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) - EVA based
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - low and medium temperature glue guns.
    • Cure Method
      • Hotmelt - Hot melt
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Colorless, Translucent
    • Key Specifications
      • FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and/or CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) : 175.105 - FDA regulation 21CFR 175.105
    Cure Specs
    Viscosity (cPs) 2,375, 3,475, 5,375, 8,750 Test Method
    Softening Point (°C) 102 Test Method
    Open Time (min) 0.17 to 0.50, Medium
    Bond Strength
    Tensile Strength (psi) 350 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Other Resistance Water resistance
    Elongation (%) 500 Test Method
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 0.98 (gms/cc)
    Density (g/cm³) 0.96 (g/cc) @ 77
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Can be stored 730 days in a clean dry place, in its original package at an average temperature of 25°C or below. Storage temperature should not exeed 40°C.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 73
  • Best Practices for Bostik 0720

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    1. Surface Preparation

      All surfaces should be clean and free of contaminants. If necessary, clean surfaces with solvent.

    2. Application

      Apply the adhesive to the more difficult-to-bond surface. In general, hard, smooth surfaces are more difficult to bond than rough, porous surfaces.

      “Open-time” varies depending on application temperature, amount of adhesive applied, type of substrate and ambient temperature conditions.

      Mate the surfaces to be bonded as quickly as possible after adhesive has been applied for optimum bond strength.

    3. Curing

      Use firmest pressure practical for object being bonded. Do not move or adjust surfaces after contact has been made, as inferior bond strength will result.

      Typically, a properly formed hot melt adhesive bond will achieve 50% of its strength after 1 minute, 75% after 1 hour, and 100% after 1 day.

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Softening Point Test Methods
Softening Point Unit Test Method
102°C Ring and Ball (Herzog - ASTM E28)
Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Test Method Temperature
2,375 cPs Brookfield - ASTM D3236 177°C
3,475 cPs Brookfield - ASTM D3236 163°C
5,375 cPs Brookfield - ASTM D3236 149°C
8,750 cPs Brookfield - ASTM D3236 135°C
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Cure Time
350 psi 1,440 min
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
500 % After 24 Hour Cure